1. Beside means next to.
Pattern: verb + beside + noun
Please come over here and sit beside me.
Verbs commonly used with this pattern:
be, kneel, lie (down), rest, sit (down), sleep, stand, walk, work
beside the point—irrelevant
He always wastes time at our meetings by talking about things that are beside the point.
beside oneself—extremely agitated
My mother is beside herself because she doesn't know where my brother is.
Myth about Addiction
Addiction is a social problem or a problem of morals
People with addictions may behave in a way that is in violation of their own personal values or the laws of society. If one simply looks at the behavior of a person with addiction, they may believe that the person with addiction is, at their core, a bad person. Addiction is caused by chemical changes in the brain. Therefore addiction is about the brain, not about morals.